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H I S tale of wonder is told for children ; 



with which view, it has been carefully 
designed and very nicely printed. 

For some time past, it has arrived at the dignity of a 
popular Nursery Tale in the Author's family ; and it is 
hoped it will merit the same good fortune elsewhere. 

It will be worth while explaining, that the circle in 
each page is made to represent some object in connection 
with the story ; and, that as some of them have proved 
rather puzzling, to Juvenile admirers has been left the 
task of " finding them out." 



London^ 1859. 




O W many Lives has the Cat got ? 

NINE ! 

But when she was young, 
Poor Kitty was hung ; 

So how many Lives has the Cat got ?* 






E S, Kitty was hung 
When she was so young ; 
But, as you would hope, 
She pulled a knife out of her side- 
poclcet, and before you could 
count ONE, Two, THREE, 




O W many Lives has the Cat got ? 

EIGHT! 

But, when she was rounder, 
A boy tried to drown her ; 
So how many Lives has the Cat got ? 




E S, a boy tried to drown her 
When fatter and rounder, 

But, as you would wish, 
She slipped the stone off her neck, 
and before you could count, 
ONE, Two, THREE, swam 
like a fish. 





O W many Lives has the Cat got ? 

.. , , 7 SEVEN! 

^ I v'^/jfr // - 

J^l J^- ' But, as I have learnt, 

Poor Pussy was burnt. 
So how many Lives has the Cat got ? 





E S, Pussy was burnt, 
As I too have learnt ; 

But, as you will read, 
She jumped into the water-butt before 
you could count, ONE, Two, 
THREE ; she did, indeed ! 







O W many Lives has the Cat got ? 

SIX! 

But she fell off the house, 
Running after a mouse ; 

So how many Lives has the Cat got ? 





E S, she fell off the house 
Running after a mouse ; 

But, as life is sweet, 

Before you could count ONE, Two, 
THREE, she came on her feet. 





O W many Lives has the Cat got ? 

FIVE! 

But I hear she has not ; 
For they say she was shot. 
So how many Lives has the Cat got? 





E S, with a gun she was shot, 
And a trigger it had got, 
I saw the man pull it ; 
But Pussy held up her paws like the 
Wizard of the North, and 
before you could count, ONE, 
Two, THREE, caught the 
Bullet. 





O W many Lives has the Cat got ? 

FOUR ! 
But people all say 
She was poison'd one day ; 

So how many Lives has the Cat got ? 





E S, it 's true, people say 
She was poison'd one day, 

And very much it shock'd her ; 
But the moment she felt ill, and before you 
could count ONE, Two, THREE, 
she was off to the Doctor. 





O W many Lives has the Cat got ? 

THREE! 
But then the old wall 
Crush'd her in its fall. 

So how many Lives has the Cat got ? 




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E S, I know the old wall 
Flattened Puss in its fall, 

And a dozen of her fellows ; 

But Pussy walked sideways into the kitchen, I ( 
and before you could count ONE, Two, 
THREE, blew herself out 
the bellows. 





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E S, bit by a dog, 
But not dead as a log, 

As you '11 gladly find ; 
For she climbed up the apple-tree before 
you could count ONE, Two, THREE, 
and left the dog behind. 




O W many Lives has the Cat got ? 

ONE ! 
But then she 's grown old, 
And has caught a bad cold ; 

So how many Lives has the Cat got ? 




E S, she has grown old, 
And has caught a bad cold, 

Only bread and milk she touches, 
Except a little gruel, but she burns a great 
deal of fuel, and you may count, 
ONE, Two, THREE, a great many times, 
while she hobbles across the room on her 
crutches. 





O W many Lives has the Cat got ? 

NONE! 

Is it true then, as they said, 
That poor old Puss is dead, 

So many lives as she 'd got ? 



E S, the song has all been said, 
And poor old Puss is dead, 

Let it never be forgot ; 

Although not ONE, Two, THREE, but 

NINE LIVES she had got. 




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J. ABSOLON, H. K. BROWNE (Phiz), J. GILBERT, T. LANDSEER, 
J. LEECH, J. S. PROUT, H. WEIR, etc. Royal 4to., price 3s. 6c?., bound 
in an Elegant Cover ; 7s. 6d. coloured; or mounted on cloth. 



Ocean and her Rulers ; 

A Narrative of the Nations who have from the earliest ages held do- 
minion over the Sea; comprising a brief History of Navigation, from 
the remotest Periods to the Present Time. By ALFRED ELWES. 
With Frontispiece by SCOTT. Fcap 8vo, 5*. cloth; 5s. 6d. gilt edges. 

" The volume is replete with valuable and interesting information ; and we cordially 
recommend it as a useful auxiliary in the school-room, and entertaining companion in the 
library." Morning Post. 



The Day of a Baby Boy; 

A Story for a Young Child. By E. BERGER. With Illustrations by 
JOHN ABSOLON. Second Edition. Super-royal IGmOj price 2s. 6of. 
cloth ; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges. 

" A sweet little book for the nursery." Christian Times. 



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BY THE AUTHOR OF "THE DOLL AND HER FRIENDS." 



Cat and Dog; 



Or, Memoirs of Puss and the Captain. A Story founded on Fact. 
Illustrated by HARRISON WEIR. Fifth Edition. Super-royal 1 61110, 
2s, 6d. cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges. 

" The author of this amusing little tale is, evidently, a keen observer of nature. The 
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The Doll and Her Friends; 

Or, Memoirs of the Lady Seraphina. Third Edition. With Four 
Illustrations by H. K. BROWNE (Phiz). Small 4to, 2*. 6d, cloth; 
3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges. 

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Illustrated News. 



MISS JEWSBURY. 

Clarissa Donnelly; 

Or, The History of an Adopted Child. By Miss GERALDINB E. 
JEWSBURY. With an Illustration by JOHN ABSOLON. Fcap. 8vo, 
3s. 6d. cloth; 4s. gilt edges. 

' With wonderful power, only to be matched by as admirable a simplicity, Miss Jewsbury 
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Companion. 



14 NEW AND INTERESTING WORKS 

WORKS BY MRS. R. LEE. 

Sir Thomas; or, the Adventures of a Cornish 

BARONET IN WESTERN AFRICA. With Illustrations by 
J. GILBERT. Fcap. 8vo. ; 3*. 6d. clotb. 

" The tale gives a faithful picture of the manners and customs of the people of Fanti." 
Morning Post. 

Anecdotes of the Habits and Instincts of Birds, 

REPTILES, and FISHES. With Six Illustrations by HARRISON 
WEIR. Fcap. 8vo, 5*. clotb; 5s. &d. gilt edges. 

Anecdotes of the Habits and Instincts of Animals. 

Second Edition. With Six Illustrations by HARRISON WEIR. Fcap. 

8vo, 5s. cloth; 5s. fid. gilt edges. 
" Amusing, instructive, and ably written." Literary Gazette. 

"Mrs. Lee's authorities to name only one, Professor Owen are, for the most part, 
first-rate.' Athetuetan. 

Twelve Stories of the Sayings and Doings of 

ANIMALS. With Illustrations by J. W. ARCHER. Super-royal 16mo, 
2s. 6d. cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges. 

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sympathies for the brute creation." Nonconformist. 



Familiar Natural History. 



With Forty-two Illustrations from Original Drawings by HARRISON 
WEIR. Super-royal 16mo, 3s. 6d. cloth; 6s. coloured gilt edges. 

Adventures in Australia ; 

Or, the Wanderings of Captain Spencer in the Bush and the Wilds. 

Second Edition. Illustrated by PROUT. Fcap. 8vo., 5s. cloth; 5s. 6<f. 

gilt edges. 

" The work cannot fail to achieve an extensive popularity." Art Journal. 
" This volume should find a place in every school library ; and it will, we are sure, be a 
very welcome and useful prize." Educational Times. 

The African Wanderers ; 

Or, the Adventures of Carlos and Antonio; embracing interesting 
Descriptions of the Manners and Customs of the Western Tribes, and 
the Natural Productions of the Country. Third Edition. With Eight 
Engravings. Fcap. 8vo, 5s. cloth ; 5s. 6r/. gilt edges. 

" "For fascinating adventure, and rapid succession of incident, the volume is eqiial to any 
relation of travel we ever read. It exhibits marked ability as well as extensive knowledge, 
and deserves perusal from all ages." Britannia. 

" In strongly recommending this admirable work to the attention of young readers, we 
feel that we are rendering a real service to the cause of African civilization." Patriot. 



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Harry Hawkins's H'Book; 

Shewing how he learned to aspirate his H's. Frontispiece by H. WEIR. 
Super-royal 16mo, price 6d. 

" No family or school-room within, or indeed beyond, the sound of Bow bells, should be 
without this merry manual." Art Journal. 



The Family Bible Newly Opened ; 

With Uncle Goodwin's account of it. By JEFFERYS TAYLOR, author 
of "A Glance at the Globe," etc. Frontispiece by J. GILBERT. Fcap. 
8vo, 3*. 6d. cloth. 

" A very good account of the Sacred Writings, adapted to the tastes, feelings, and intel- 
ligence of young people." Educational Times. 

" Parents will also find it a great aid in the religious teaching of their families." Edin- 
burgh Witness. 



Kate and Rosalind; 

Or, Early Experiences. By the author of " Quicksands on Foreign 
Shores," etc. Fcap. 8vo, 3*. 6rf. cloth; 4*. gilt edges. 

" A book of unusual merit. The story is exceedingly well told, and the characters are 
drawn with a freedom and boldness seldom met with." Church, of England Quarterly. 

" We have not room to exemplify the skill with which Puseyism is tracked and detected. 
The Irish scenes are of an excellence that has not been surpassed since the best days of 
Miss Edge worth." Fraser's Magazine. 



Good in Everything ; 



Or, The Early History of Gilbert Harland. By MRS. BARWELL, 
Author of '* Little Lessons for Little Learners," etc. Second Edition. 
With Illustrations by JOHN GILBERT. Royal 16mo., 3s. 6d. cloth; 
4s.6tf., coloured, gilt edges. 

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abounding with dry and uninteresting truisms." BeWt Messenger. 

A Word to the Wise ; 

Or, Hints on the Current Improprieties of Expression in Writing and 
Speaking. By PARRY GWYNNE. Fifth Edition. 18rao. price 6d. 
sewed, or Is. cloth, gilt edges. 

" All who wish to mind their p' and q's should consult this little volume." Gentleman'* 
Magazine. 

" May be advantageously consulted by even the well-educated." Athenccum. 



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WORKS BY MRS. LOUDON. 

Domestic Pets; 

Their Habits and Management; with Illustrative Anecdotes. By 
MRS. LOUDON, Author of "Facts from the World of Nature," etc. 
With Engravings from Drawings by HAKRISON WEIB. Second Thou- 
sand. Fcap. 8vo, 2s. 6d. cloth. 

CONTENTS: The Dog, Cat, Squirrel, Babbit, Guinea-Pig, White 
Mice, the Parrot and other Talking Birds, Singing Birds, Doves and 
Pigeons, Gold and Silver Fish. 

"A most attractive and instructive little work. All who study Mrs. London's pages will 
be able to treat their pets with certainty and wisdom." Standard of Freedom. 

Facts from the World of Nature ; 

ANIMATE and INANIMATE. Part 1. The Earth. Part 2. The 
Waters. Part 3. Atmospheric Phenomena. Part 4. Animal Life. 
By Mrs. LOUDON. With numerous Illustrations on Wood, and Steel 
Frontispiece. Third Thousand. Fcap. 8vo, 5s. cloth, gilt edges. 

The rare merit of this volume is its comprehensive selection of prominent features and 
striking facts." Literary Gazette. 

"It abounds with adventure and lively narrative, vivid description, and poetic truth." 
Illustrated Xeics. 

" A volume as charming as it is useful. The Illustrations are numerous and well exe- 
cuted." Church and State Gazette. 

Glimpses of Nature ; 

And Objects of Interest described during a Visit to the Isle of Wight. 
Designed to assist and encourage Young Persons in forming habits of 
observation. By Mrs. LOUDON. Second Edition, enlarged. With 
Forty-one Illustrations. 3s. 6d cloth. 

" We could not recommend a more valuable little volume. It is full of information, con- 
veyed in the most agreeable manner." Literary Gazette. 

"A more fitting present, or one more adapted to stimulate the faculties of 'little people,' 
could not be published." Bath and Cheltenham Gazette. 



Tales of School Life. 

By AGNES LOUDON, Author of " Tales for Young People." With Hlus- 
' trations by JOHN ABSOLON. Second Edition. Royal 16mo, 2s. 6dL 
plain ; 3s. Gd. coloured, gilt edges. 

" These reminiscences of school days will be recognised as truthful pictures of every-day 
occurrence. The style is colloquial and pleasant, and therefore well suited to those for 
whose perusal it is intended," Athenaeum. 



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